Austin and Jennifer - Glowing with happiness!

The Story of our Engagement

I proposed to Jennifer on the evening of February 22nd, the 1-year anniversary of our first date.

We went out for drinks and dinner, and when we got home I offered to walk Jennifer's dogs, Lulu and Freida. When we returned from the walk, I attached the ring box to Lulu's back and sent her running to find Jennifer.

It took Jennifer a few seconds to realize that there was something on Lulu's back, but when she finally did, I opened the box, put the ring on her finger and asked her to marry me.

And she said yes!


Jennifer's Engagement Ring

The center stone in Jennifer's engagement ring is a stone called iolite. Iolite was first discovered by the Vikings and was originally called a "Water Sapphire."

The name "iolite" comes from the Greek word "ios," which means "violet." Iolite is usually a pale purplish-blue color and it is mined today in India, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Brazil.